WHO Head Hopes Covid-19 Would Last for Two Years

The WHO head, Dr. Tedros revealed that the coronavirus pandemic might be over within two years while speaking…
WHO head, Dr. Tedros

The WHO head, Dr. Tedros revealed that the coronavirus pandemic might be over within two years while speaking in Geneva. He said that the 1918 Spanish Flu lasted for two years. He further said that the advancement in technology could help the word to end the virus within a short period.

Of course with more connectiveness, the virus has a better chance of spreading, but at the same time, we have also the technology to stop it, and the knowledge to stop it,” he noted, stressing the importance of “national unity, global solidarity

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Coronavirus had claimed the lives of 800,000 people and about 23 million infections had been recorded. However, the number of people who had the virus had been much higher due to asymptomatic cases and inadequate testing.

Dr.Tedros maintained that corruption related to the distribution of PPE amidst the pandemic is described as “murder” and this act was unacceptable.

If health workers work without PPE, we’re risking their lives. And that also risks the lives of the people they serve.

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There was a protest in Nairobi, Kenya on Friday over alleged corruption amidst the pandemic, while health practitioners from public hospitals went on strike due to lack of PPE and unpaid salaries.

Mexico’s scale of the coronavirus pandemic was under-recognized, the head of the WHO’s health emergencies programme had warned.

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According to John Hopkins University, Mexico has had the third-highest rate of mortality in the world, with about 60,000 fatalities recorded since the beginning of the outbreak.

What’s happening elsewhere?

Some countries announced their highest number of new cases in the past few months on Friday. South Korea had 324 new cases, the highest case in a day they had recorded since March.

This new infection has been linked to meetings in places like the church, museum, bars, and night clubs, these places have become closed in response to the new infections.

Some European countries are also experiencing rises. Slovakia and Poland have both recorded daily infections of 123 and  903 cases respectively, while France and Spain have experienced drastic increasesrecent days.

Last week, the average daily cases of Covid-19 declined in Africa. Dr John Nkengasong, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention’s head, described this as a “sign of hope”. Last week, Africa’s wide daily average was 10,300 down from 11,000 the previous week.

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